Electric Machinery workers rally in Minneapolis: ‘Two percent isn’t going to cut it’

Members of IUE-CWA Local 1140 held an informational rally outside WEG Electric Machinery in northeast Minneapolis yesterday to show management their solidarity – and to clear up a potential misconception. “The company seems to think this is bargaining as usual,” Local 1140 representative Richard Shorter said. “We know that’s not the case. “We’ve been bargaining […]

Coalition delivers 7,000 postcards to state senators urging action on minimum wage

Supporters of raising the state’s minimum wage – and indexing it to keep up with the cost of living – kept the pressure on state senators today, delivering more than 7,000 postcards from constituents demanding action. The postcards are the product of conversations with Minnesotans that began, Raise the Wage Coalition spokesperson Jennifer Munt said, […]